Monthly Archives: September 2013

New rules on good faith and fair dealing in the proposal for a Common European Sales Law

The Report adopted by the Legal Affairs Committee of the European Parliament on the Common European Sales Law (CESL) on 17th September is now on the committee’s website. So it is now possible to see what happened on the controversial … Continue reading

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Proposal for a Common European Sales Law advances

On 17th September the Legal Affairs Committee of the European Parliament approved by a huge majority (19 for, 3 against, 2 abstentions) a report supporting the proposal for a Common European Sales Law (CESL). It therefore took a totally different … Continue reading

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Restitution or reliance damages?

David Campbell (Leeds) gave an interesting paper on this topic at the Edinburgh conference of the Society of Legal Scholars. He focussed on the following type of case. A buyer of a quantity of steel, who (unusually) has paid in … Continue reading

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Are English lawyers getting used to the idea of good faith and fair dealing?

Two of the papers presented at the SLS Edinburgh conference last week were rather favourable to the idea of a general duty of good faith in English contract law. Sean Thomas (Leicester) gave a paper “In favour of a good … Continue reading

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European issues discussed at the conference of British and Irish law teachers

There was much of interest for a European private lawyer in the later stages of the conference of the Society of Legal Scholars held in Edinburgh from 3 – 6 September. The growing Europeanisation of legal scholarship and legal practice was … Continue reading

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The Society of Legal Scholars conference: impressions from the first day

My self-imposed remit at this conference has been to report on matters of interest to European private lawyers. The theme of “Britain and Ireland in Europe, Europe in Britain and Ireland” was promising but so far only the plenaries have, … Continue reading

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Conference on European law theme in Edinburgh

It has been one of the best summers I can remember – which partly explains the paucity of recent blog posts – but it is coming to an end. In Edinburgh the new academic year begins in an exceptionally full and … Continue reading

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